One Hundred & Forty Four Thousand

Some fun times going on at Doug Wilson's Blog & Mablog (which now has comments enabled). Click here for the entire post from which I quote below.
Who will be saved outside the covenant nation of Israel? Well, Melchizedek, Jethro, Namaan the Syrian, Job the Edomite, the inhabitants of Ninevah who repented at the preaching of Jonah, and however many antediluvians who had a change of heart after the door closed and the rain started. Make no mistake -- saving a planet full of sinners like us is a messy task, and not one for the tidy-minded.

But we still get worried with the notion that the Spirit is a mighty, rushing wind who is rampaging all over the place, saving people. We want grace in a can. We want to put grace into little spritzer bottles, and then we can mist each other at approved meetings. But the grace of God is a tornado, not a zephyr.